Petunia Propogation Question

eahamel(9a)April 6, 2012

I got a basket of petunias today, the striped ones, purple and white, for $2.00 (marked down from $19.99)! It's still pretty but it a bit leggy.

I want to prune it so it can grow out again. Can I root the cuttings? I've never done this before, but it seems that they would root.

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GawdinFever(z5b/St. Louis, MO)

Petunias are extremely easy to propagate and they root quickly! So, yes; you can! You can even propagate petunias from pieces of leaves.

Best of luck!
Gawdinfever

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 12:48AM
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eahamel(9a)

Wow, I didn't know that! Thanks for the info!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 6:58AM
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GawdinFever(z5b/St. Louis, MO)

Your welcome! They are my favorite annual/filler, because I feel I get the most 'bang for my buck' on color, filler, and longest lasting blooms!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 1:21AM
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dkzeus(8)

How do you propogate petunias from leaf pieces? I can't find any info. Thanks

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 4:47PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I've never done this except with Begonias and African violets, but there's excellent info and diagrams here.

I've also had good luck with stem cuttings but bad luck with some kind of Petunia-killing disease in this yard.

Here is a link that might be useful: Plant Propagation article at NCSU

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 11:42AM
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dkzeus(8)

Thanks purpleinopp. The site was helpful. What I also don't understand is why only one out of the 30 or so petunia cuttings I planted didn't make it. I did everything I normally do. IT couldn't have been because of the TX heat since I planted them inside. Any thoughts from anyone?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 11:26AM
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